Lustado, Thea Danizze M.
2 Leaders Who Practice True Democratic Styles
Corazon Aquino was the 11th president and first female president of the Philippines. She restored democracy after the long dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos. She was known as the “Mother of Democracy” of the Philippines for she led the revolution, the culmination of a battle for freedom that was her husband's advocacy. It was a battle she won, and a victory that gave us back our nation's democracy. As President, Aquino oversaw the promulgation of the 1987 Constitution, which limited the powers of the Presidency and re-established the bicameral Congress. Her administration gave strong emphasis and concern for civil liberties and human rights, and on peace talks to resolve the ongoing Communist insurgency and Islamist secession movements. Her economic policies centered on restoring economic health and confidence and focused on creating a market-oriented and socially responsible economy.
Cory faced several coup attempts against her government and various natural calamities until the end of her term in 1992. She was succeeded as President by Fidel V. Ramos, and returned to civilian life while remaining public about her opinions on political issues.
For all the things she have done to our country, for choosing to run as a president after the People Power, for all her bravery, many Filipinos showed their sympathy to the whole Aquino family when Corazon died due to her illness of Colon Cancer last August 1, 2009. It’s like the whole archipelago mourned, watched as she was laid at her last place on earth. Even though she’s not present here anymore, her presence still lasts. She is the woman that the Philippine History and future generations of Filipinos will never forget.
Ramón Magsaysay was the seventh President of the Republic of the Philippines, serving from December 30, 1953 until his death in a 1957 aircraft disaster (March 17, 1957). An automobile mechanic, Magsaysay was...
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